First Edition Hardcover Octavo bound in original black cloth boards and has 100 pages. Boards are scarred, extremities worn. This copy has been rebound on spine and with new endpapers. The book contains prelims, a map, frontispiece + 22 wonderful black and white plates. The author was Assistant Superintendent C.T.O. Cape Town and these are his memoirs of 40 years of the development of the Electric Telegraph Service in South Africa. This is a rare account of the early telegraph service including technical changes, Kimberley, the Boer War & personalities, etc. Just after the half-title page, there is Facsimile of the First Cape postage Stamp - Issued in 1863. Overall, this scarce book is in good condition internally.
- Binding Condition: Fair
- Overall Condition: Fair
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